Hope is Noise – Cork alt-rock veterans release fifth album
What you may need to know…
01. The last time we stopped in with Hope is Noise, the lads were getting ready for their fifth full-length.
02. The story of Hope is Noise is a remarkable one, of four lads that got together in secondary school, and after years of touring, labels, UK/US press, and the usual passage of life like relationships and families, are still together eighteen years later, being conferred godfather status in the Cork scene as a result. A documentary on same is currently in post-production.
03. Streaming above is the aforementioned full-length, entitled Demons. A concept piece, each tune deals with a different worry or recurring thought. Available for download now, and on CD from next week at gigs and in Leeside institution PLUGD Records.
04. The band launch the record on October 8th in the Pine Lodge, Myrtleville, Co. Cork on October 8th, with the usual bus/ticket package for city folk. Joining them will be the returning Ten Past Seven, hardcore brow-beaters Horse, and new band Onkalo. Closer to home, they’ll be playing City Hall as part of the Great Irish Beer Festival from the 22nd to the 24th.
Verdict: Over the years, the lads have alternated between polished alt-rock and feral post-hardcore broadsides, and Demons sees them reconcile these urges to immediate and impactful effect.